Published May 21, 2014 25 Comments
Matthew Bowling says
May 21, 2014 at 6:33 am
This is the truest thing I have ever seen on the internet.
Steve Andrew says
May 21, 2014 at 6:40 am
Damn, I have nothing but the Other Side blaring in my brain. Which is probably why I’ve done nothing with my life.
Julia Davis (@cellophane_girl) says
May 21, 2014 at 6:51 am
This is exactly how I have been feeling today. The other side is so so much louder.
Felis D says
May 21, 2014 at 8:37 am
May 21, 2014 at 11:59 am
Ouch! This hits so close to home…
Luda Calder says
May 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm
The nike slogan is a wonderful cure for the dumps , want something just do it. I think a lot of people don’t succeed or have a drive to succeed is because they know they don’t really have to because some one will take care of them. Or they always have had someone take care of them and now when there in there 20’s-30’s they’re being left to fend for them selves and they are huge failures because they have never had to succeed out of their own will.
depression comix says
May 21, 2014 at 1:50 pm
Luda Calder, to people who suffer from mental illness, that strikes me as a very insensitive and thoughtless thing to say. You are blaming people’s failures on their supposed laziness. Negative thinking is a very common symptom of depression, and no amount of blaming people for their own cognitive deficiencies will change anything, except lay on more guilt on people who are already laden with more than they can handle.
May 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm
Adding on to that,nowadays people are told far too much that they are lazy when they have this very situation going on in their head. If you have something you want to do but then another voice, that’s louder, in the back of your head is saying that you can’t or you lack the skill set or you’ve failed before so why bother even trying again. Our society today would rather point a finger instead of lend a hand.
Daniel Walker says
May 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm
I’d say Luda has done an unintentional service by serving as an unwitting exemplar for the exact kind of thinking I grow to despise more each day lately (and I’d even been calling it “Nike sloganeering”, myself). Apparently, it just never occurs to some of us to just do the thing in question – but hey, on the plus side, at least we’re around to provide others an easy way to stroke their egos. I mostly just have one simple question, in response: if it’s as simple as just doing it, whatever it is, why don’t you just get a clue?
Cody L says
May 22, 2014 at 2:14 am
Clay, I don’t know who you are or where you are, but I would like to tell you that simply seeing these words come from this character of yours (who just happens to look like my wife) has helped me understand my love-life better by simply being on-target. As someone who tries with all of his will every day to make life better for someone who goes through precisely what you depict, I would just like to say: Thank you sir, for helping me to see what is in front of me with better clarity. Thank you.
Sarah Liebson says
May 25, 2014 at 5:34 am
I don’t really think it matters what either side says. Just do what you believe is right and will help you be happy and healthy and make other people happy and healthy.
May 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm
Too bad all my friends ARE the other side. Everytime I get my hopes up I get shot down repeatedly. I don’t even need my own thoughts to do it.
May 28, 2014 at 5:13 am
This gets even more interesting when “to settle” is the dream rather than a failure and still so hard to reach.
Janet Benn says
June 3, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Hello N.Clay – You have a gift for examining what is going on in the depressed mind and drawing it and writing it. That is a rare gift, especially since depressed minds cannot often recognize what is going on with them while it is happening. Thanks for doing this.
Nastassja Mills says
June 11, 2014 at 3:49 am
Luda’s ignorance about the illness of depression is unfortunately not uncommon. Her comments show her lack of compassion and empathy and do not reflect well on her at all. I hope she comes to realize this and thinks twice before being so judgmental next time.
Sonia Marron Alonso says
June 11, 2014 at 3:56 am
My negative side is a bit different, and keeps asking: what if I’m not good enough or something is wrong with me? everyone haves this high expectations about me, but am I really up to those expectations? Im terribly afraid to fail.
Meghan Morales says
June 11, 2014 at 4:46 am
oh how this is too familiar David
October 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm
I think I finally just found my dream. Time to fight against my brain. Luckily for me, I have little kid joy backing up my urge to get my teacher’s degree. Without that, I don’t think I could.
January 20, 2015 at 8:47 am
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August 9, 2015 at 10:32 pm
The other side doesn’t even exist for me, personally. It assumes that I have goals or dreams. There wasn’t a single moment in my life where I aspired to become, do, or attain anything, let alone anything worthy of note.
I don’t fear the possibility of failure, because failure is the only option, and my reality. It always was.
Patrick Schuster-Wiley says
September 4, 2015 at 5:14 am
I used to have such good plans 🙁
December 2, 2015 at 4:02 am
Just remember, the loudest voices are often the stupidest. Case in example, the Westborough Baptist Church.
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